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Breaking down stereotypes

This article examines why stereotypes can be so wrong and so damaging. 

http://zinnedproject.org/2012/05/rethinking-cinco-de-mayo/

“Students found that the typical large, overstuffed, high-calorie burrito, including the breakfast burrito, is a U.S. creation and the smaller meat and vegetable burritos are popular in northern Mexico.”

“…Mexico has a tremendous diversity of languages, dialects, culture, and politics, as well as rural and urban differences. She also pointed out that Mexican American culture has the same complexities.”

“ ‘I don’t know how to do the Mexican hat dance. No one in my family does the Mexican hat dance.'”

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About Lauren Tauchman

Lauren Tauchman is a Spanish teacher in Colorado. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, she is a certified instructional coach, and a presenter. She has taught K-6, middle school, and currently teaches high school Spanish 1 and 2, using TPRS/CI methods. tprswithprofetauchman.wordpress.com e-mail lauren.tauchman@gmail.com

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